25 March 2011

Baby Shower DIY Gift Basket - ta da!

Here are the rest of my BABY SHOWER GIFT BASKET pictures that I wish to share.  I can't say enough, how much fun it was to make this :)  Some beautiful hats, mitty's, and socks make up the gift (as well as a tucked in package of scrapbooking bits)....but the creative options we have for packaging is what makes this feel like you really are part of the experience.

Sadly, it was late at night by the time I wrapped it up, so my pictures of the basket before it was wrapped did not turn out so well. Our indoor lighting requires my camera to use its flash - which always creates poor photos for blogging.

But I did manage a couple featuring the basket tags shown here along with the wrapped results and I am sure you can see some of why I enjoyed the whole process!


Features Stampin' Up!'s Two Tags and Big Beautiful Butterflies Big Shot Dies
plus retired stamp set, Cute as a Bug

The dollar store penny candy jar decorated with another butterfly
from the same die, and Three Flowers Punch.  I really felt that the design looked 
good 'off-set' - just a little different :)

Here's the side view showing how we filled the jar with baby socks! Since I took off the 
large stickers and labels from the socks, I made little circle tags with our 1" circle punch to 
show the sizes as we included 2 different sizes.

Of course, had to do the inside lid!  Same Cute as a Bug set! 

Now here is another nifty thing - I coated the cardstock with a protective top coat of artist's medium gloss - that way, Mom can wipe the jar lid to keep things clean! 

Here is the basket and the jar - all ready to go! 

Butterflies decorate the basket handle inside, and so it was natural to use a butterfly as my outside tag! 
It reads " Expecting Love" 

I hope you have a chance to make someone a gift basket AND with some humble items to create your DYI packaging - your gift assemble can look really top notch!  


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